Assessment of Phenotypic and Genotypic Characteristics of 22 Giant Reed Ecotypes (Arundo donax L.) of Different Regions

M. Di Candilo, F. Grassi, E. Ceotto & C. Soave
This paper reports agronomic performances and genetic variability of clones of giant reed collected in 12 Italian regions, ranging from Piemonte (North) to Sicily (South) and in Lanzarote (Canarian Island, Spain). A field experiment was carried out in Anzola dell’Emilia (Bologna, Northern Italy) in the years 2008-2010, where the following traits were measured: i) culm density; ii) culm height and diameter; iii) number of stem nodes; iv) moisture content at harvest; v) annual dry matter...